The World champions will be locking horns against the Kiwis for the T20 series starting from 30th August. The T20 series will be followed by 4 four-match ODI series starting from the 8th of September. Here is the Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street Pitch Report.
After an entertaining Ashes summer, the English team will be all set to get their white ball mode on in which they have dominated cricket for the past 5 years. Jos Buttler and co will host New Zealand for an 8-match tour consisting of 4 T20s and ODIs each.
The majority of the English players were lately busy playing the hundred league which wrapped up on Sunday. The Hundred League has given a handful of talented players to the ECB which they can test against the Kiwi side in the T20 series.
New Zealand Tour of England 2023 Schedule
30 Aug 2023 England vs New Zealand, 1st T20I at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 10:30 PM
01 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on 10:30 PM
03 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 07:00 PM
05 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 4th T20I at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 10::30 PM
08 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 1st ODI at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 5:00 PM
10 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 3:30 PM
13 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI at Kennington Oval, London on 5:00 PM
15 Sep 2023 England vs New Zealand, 4th ODI at Lord’s, London on 5:00 PM
All match timings are in (IST) Indian Standard time
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street Pitch Report
It’s a good balanced wicket that offers an equal amount of assistance to both the bowlers and the batters. However, this wicket tends to help the spinners more than the pacers as it gets a bit sluggish after the first innings.
Batting first will be an ideal option to choose as this wicket gets slower in the second innings which tends to make the batters commit mistakes. Run scoring becomes difficult on this pitch when the spinners take control in the middle overs.
We can expect a 150-160 to get defended on this pitch as it offers help to the bowlers.
Chester-le-Street Weather Forecast
There will be a cloudy evening at the Chester-le-Street on Wednesday. No signs of rain interruption despite the drizzle on the day before the match. The temperature will vary from 19 degrees to 21 degrees celsius with a wind speed of 6 KMPH.
Stats at the Riverside Ground in T20Is
Total matches: 6
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won bowling first: 4
Average 1st Inns scores: 130
Average 2nd Inns scores: 123
Highest total recorded: 195/5 (20 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest total recorded: 155/10 (19.3 Ov) by ENG vs WI
Highest score chased: 134/1 (13 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW
Lowest score defended: 176/9 (20 Ov) by WI vs ENG